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The importance of making a will

Making a will gives a person the opportunity to look after and benefit the people who they care for, a group which may or may not include blood relatives. Bharbhage Singh discusses why it is especially important for the LGBT community to make a will.

Time to make a will?

Most people are aware of the importance of a will, which sets out how an individual’s assets are to be distributed on their death. Still, many people have not yet signed a will nor updated their last will since a material change in circumstances.

“But we are common law husband and wife, so you are protected...”

Laura Clark comments on the recent case of Ms Joy Williams, which demonstrates that a common law husband or wife is not automatically afforded any legal entitlement on the death of their partner.

The recent case of Ilott v Mitson - is my will safe from challenge?

Laura Clark discusses the recent case of Ilott v Mitson and explains why careful consideration must be given when making your will.

Fraser Brown advises on changes to Intestacy Rules

The Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 (ITPA 2014) affects the way in which assets of those people who die without making a will are shared between their relatives. Joanne Buckley of Fraser Brown Solicitors explains this in more detail.

Fraser Brown provide advice for Later Life

The wills and probate department at Fraser Brown will be speaking at an upcoming ‘Later Life Matters’ event, which will focus on providing over 50’s with information and guidance related to all matters associated with growing older.

Could the wills industry be embracing technology

The wills industry could see quite a shake up over the coming years, if technology continues to develop and play a bigger role.

Presumption of Death Act

The government has announced that the Presumption of Death Act 2013 will come into force on 1 October 2014.

Digital legacies and wills

The Law Society has produced updated advice for writing wills in the 21st century, which focuses on leaving a digital legacy. Emma Small, a solicitor at Bingham based Fraser Brown Solicitors explains this in more detail.

Inheritance Tax Planning

David Cameron has announced that the Conservatives would like to cut inheritance tax suggesting that the party may go into the next election reviving its pledge to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m.

Errors should not affect validity of wills

A recent case in the Supreme Court has ruled that a mix up in signatures on mirror wills should not be allowed to disinherit a couple’s intended heir.

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